Hope & Happiness, Mind & Body

OVERCOMING THE FEELING OF FAILURE

Failing at one thing can be the open doorway that we needed in order to see the opportunity on the other side that we had never considered; failure can many times provide us the strength and experience that was missing from our initial effort so that when we do get off the floor we are ready to charge ahead. Failure to properly manage a sudden financial reward in one instance can provide us that keen wisdom we need in order to ensure all goes well should such an opportune moment arise again. The failure of one marriage can very often lead a person to meet and marry their soul mate after the turmoil and madness of divorce before.

Hope & Happiness

MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

I get sad, I cry and I certainly have faced depression many more times than once; it is fricking horrible to say the very least! It comes and goes; usually triggered when balancing bills with a budget that can never seem to stretch far enough and because I am nuts about tidyness and I never… Continue reading MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

Fitness for Fun

RANDOM JOGGING: THE PERFECT WAY TO START GETTING FIT

Accepting the fact that I could not commit to a particular time to exercise or jog, I found random ways throughout my day to stretch and strengthen my body while doing what I have to do, whether it be working at my desk, washing the dishes, rocking the baby to sleep, reading stories, doing laundry, combing my hair, putting on my make-up or mopping the floor - random exercising has been the key to my success of reducing weight after pregnancy, keeping it off and getting stronger and fitter as the weeks pass after each baby.

Hope & Happiness

PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME

Ever notice how the words "anxiety" and "depression" are almost always together? Being anxious can be very stressful, and consistent stress often leads to depression; and depression is not a cool place to be. Depression can happen to anyone no matter how happy they may appear; I know first-hand the hopeless, dark feeling that is… Continue reading PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME

Hope & Happiness

YES, YOU ARE A STRONG MOM: SO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

Let's face it, life can be tough. We ofteb have to do quite a bit of maneuvering to get through it and there is no single formula to ensure you do not mess it up; but there are a lot of hacks to make it a bit easier. One of life's great hacks is to… Continue reading YES, YOU ARE A STRONG MOM: SO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

Fitness for Fun, Mind & Body

4 GREAT WAYS TO EXERCISE AT YOUR OFFICE DESK

Not being able to stick to an exercise routine because of my fast-paced mommy life made me decide that exercise would simply have to be done whenever and wherever I could do it. Even if it would simply be some squats here or leg lifts there – I knew it was better to get some form of exercise in than to tell myself it was entirely impossible and skip it altogether. This is when I decided that even during my office job I could work on firming and strengthening my body to achieve the energy and figure that makes me feel most confident.